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Autumn Slimline Card

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This autumn slimline card is the ideal make to get your autumnal crafting off to a good start. Featuring an adorable acorn motif, it’s also a technique-heavy way to take your cardmaking skills to the next level. Our acorn-laden autumn greeting is not only a great example of the slimline card craze, but it also features secret windows and shows off your die cutting, stamping and colouring skills

Autumn Slimline Card

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You will need:
Dies: Mama Elephant Slim Card Basics
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Let’s Go Nuts, Big Acorn, A Bug Deal
Embossing folder, Xcut Woodgrain
Ink pads: Ranger Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Gathered Twigs; brown
Cardstock: light grey, white
Alcohol markers
Die-cutting machine

1. Stamp four acorns and cut out. Colour in three, then leave the remaining one plain to use as a stencil. Die cut a stitched slimline rectangle from white and choose where you want your secret windows to be. Trace around the acorn stencil in pencil and cut out the apertures. Blend green, yellow and orange distress inks starting from the bottom. Fold and adhere the tops of the coloured-in acorns to the inked panel, covering the holes.

2. Stamp two branches, leaves and four squirrels, then cut out and colour with alcohol markers. Adhere the squirrels behind the apertures. Run light grey cardstock through a woodgrain embossing folder, then place behind the panel to cover any gaps.

3. Trim white card to 2.5cm x 8cm, then decoratively cut the edges using the slimline rectangle die. Stamp a sentiment in brown ink, then adhere to the panel, 1cm up from the bottom. Fix the panel to an 8cm x 21cm yellow blank. Finish by adding the branches, remaining squirrel and leaves.

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